|Detail of one of the pennants|
|"sandwich" for the pennant base|
Then swipe the tag right through the puddles:
Dry it with a heat gun and you can blot it or swipe it through the stain still left on the sheet for another layer of color and texture. You can also flick water onto the tag and it will react with the stain, making spots.
I then stamped it with the Autumn Blueprint stamps using some of the new Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink colors (see product list below). They are some really beautiful colors! After stamping, I blended Brushed Corduroy Distress ink around the tag and flicked it with water to make spots. I also distressed the edges of the tag and inked them with Walnut Stain to define them.
I embellished the tags with glassine leaves (see the link for Tim's tutorial, I did not use metallic mixatives on mine however). I also die cut acorns out of grungeboard. The caps I painted with Walnut Stain Crackle Paint and the other part is brown paint with a layer of Glossy Accents over it.
But wait, there's more! I had an extra pennant so I made it into a hanging decor piece:
Whew! All that kept me out of mischief for awhile. =) I am thinking that a Christmas version of the hanger would make a great gift. Hmmmm…
Well, I hope you've been inspired to make something of your own. To those in the U.S., I wish you a happy Thanksgiving next week! And regardless of your country of residence, take some time to count your blessings and share with your family what you are thankful for. Oh, and here is my garland hanging in my entryway (one swag's worth anyway):
Most of the supplies I used to create this card can be found at Inspiration Emporium. Follow the links below and use my code JUICE to save 10% if you go shopping. Thanks!